Wednesday, 18 September, 2019

Man suffers electric shock taking shower during Brisbane storm

Tennis ball-sized hail rained down on unsuspecting cars and blanketed fields while winds of up to 100km  h smashed Brisbane Tennis ball-sized hail rained down on unsuspecting cars and blanketed fields while winds of up to 100km h smashed Brisbane
Patty Aguilar | 12 February, 2018, 03:26

Energex confirmed the storm caused massive damage to the network with 500 power lines down, and it will be some time before the power is reconnected.

The storm has left about 100,000 homes without power in Brisbane.

More than 62,000 homes and businesses across Queensland's south east remain without power, after a severe thunderstorm battered the region last night.

On Monday morning, Logan City, south of Brisbane, still had more than 40,000 properties without electricity, Brisbane nearly 7,000 and Redland City about 2,300.

Damaging winds and large hailstones are likely. At Boonah, west of Brisbane, residents posted pictures of huge hail stones on social media.

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A Brisbane man suffered an electric shock while taking a shower when lightning struck near his home.

He was transported to Prince Charles Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

At least one school, Crestmead state school, was closed on Monday due to storm-related problems.

In Brisbane's CBD, hundreds of people waiting to see U.S. band Paramore were forced to evacuate Riverstage due to concerns over lightning, with the concert resuming about an hour later.

About 55,000 homes in Logan and about 32,000 in Brisbane were plunged into darkness after more than 265,000 lightning strikes were recorded. "The chance of a gusty thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening", it said.

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